We love fermenting for sauerkraut and pickles. Those we keep in the fridge because we want them raw, with all those probiotics! We love drying fruit for trail mixes and vegetables for soups. We love freezing berries. Freezing is so easy, although it makes us nervous when the power goes out! We love canning things like peaches and applesauce.
Fermenting is our favorite because it preserves the most nutrients and life force. Drying our second favorite. Canning and freezing don’t preserve as many nutrients, but they have a place here as well. The variety suits us. And when we make things like applesauce, we are already heating it up anyway, so why not can it?
Yes, summer is that busy bee time.
Today, we are taking a deep breath and slowing our pace down a little, which feels good.
I want to hear about your kitchens, gardens and pantries…..
What are your favorite ways for preserving food?